A new book released this month offers guidance on how firms can avoid the kind of corporate victories that end up as disasters, harming shareholders and placing the firms future in jeopardy. Beware the Winners Curse: Victories That Can Sink You and Your Company (Oxford University Press, 2004) expands the model of the Winners Curse to explain how companies like Tyco, MCI-WorldCom and Lucent overpaid for acquisitions, and how shareholders suffered as a result.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business has launched a newly designed Web site as part of the schools new visual identity program. The new Web site, which was unveiled to the public on November 10, is designed to enhance the experience of the more than 100,000 people who come to the Smith School Web site each month, from Smith alumni and corporate recruiters to prospective students, current students, faculty, and staff.
DBM, the global human resources consulting firm, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, today announced a partnership to provide the schools MBA candidates with job search coaching and support.
Dr. Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is part of a team of researchers awarded a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for data management research for the life sciences.
Three Smith School undergrads -- Mark Weinstein, Timothy Potter and Danhao Wu -- are among 25 University of Maryland seniors who have been named 2004 Merrill Scholars. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors University of Maryland's most successful seniors and their designated university faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship. The program celebrates the connections between mentorship, scholarship and academic achievement.